We are a Catholic Community of Faith, called to be Jesus to all people, striving to live the Gospel message through the Eucharist and the sharing of our time, talent and treasure
Welcome to Precious Blood Church
We give a hearty welcome to all new families moving into our Parish. If you visited our parish, we are happy that you joined us for the celebration of the Eucharist. If you would like to become a member of Precious Blood or would like information about our parish family, we invite you to call the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888 or fill out the form below so we can contact you. Registration packets are also available at the entrances of church.
Sharing in Christ's mission: Today's Gospel, presenting Jesus' "inaugural address: in the synagogue of Nazareth and outlining his theology of total liberation, marks a great moment in Jesus' ministry. Jesus stood before the people in the synagogue of his hometown, Nazareth, reading and interpreting what Isaiah had prophesied about the Messiah and his mission. Jesus claims that he is One sent "to bring glad tidings to the poor, liberation to captives, recovery of sight to the blind and freedom to the oppressed. Jesus' mission is still to give liberation to everyone who will listen to his "Good News," accept it and put it into practice. Luke reports that surprise and admiration were the initial reactions of the people who were astonished at the power and eloquence of this son of their soil. As members of Christ's Mystical Body, we share in the freeing, saving mission of Jesus. Today's Gospel tells us that Jesus performed miracles because he was filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. Let us be ready to become Spirit-filled instruments of Christ's saving freedom.
Saint Francis de Sales: He was born on 21 August 1567 into the noble Sales family in France. His father was Francois de Sales, Lord of Boisy. His father wanted him to attend the best schools in preparation for a career as a magistrate. In 1588 Sales completed his studies at College and enrolled at University of Padua in Italy, where he studied both law and theology. He took Antonio Possevino, a priest in Society of Jesus, as his spiritual director. There he made up his mind about becoming a priest. Intelligent and smart, he went through various conversion experiences that moved his heart to serve God rather than money or the world. He was soon appointed a Bishop. Francis was overworked and often ill because of his constant load of preaching, visiting and instruction. He believed the first duty of a bishop was spiritual direction. He gave spiritual direction to most people through letters, which attested to his remarkable patience. "I have more that fifty letters to answer. If I tried to hurry over it all, I woiuld be lost. So, I intend neither to hurry or to worry. This evening, I shall answer as many as I can. Tomorrow I shall do the same and so I shall go on until I have finished." Francis insisted that every Christian was called to holiness and sanctity, lived within their own state in life. His feast day is celebrated on January 24th. St Francis de Sales, Pray for us.
Sabbatical ends: This is the first time Fr. Philip has ever visited USA in winter. He wanted to see the snow fall and wanted to see how Christmas is celebrated in USA. He was very much pleased that he could see all that he wanted. He has been on a sabbatical and he will leave back on this coming Friday, the 28th. His ministry in India is mostly with school and education of boys and girls. He said he would not come back again in Winter as he can't take much cold. I always have a great time when he is here. In fact he wanted to leave beginning of January but I made him stay more ha ha. We wish him all blessings for his ministry in India.
St. Angela Merici: Angela was born in northern Italy in 1474. St. Angela was orphaned at 10. She joined the Third Order of St. Francis and devoted her time to the religious education of young girls and the care of sick women. In 1506, while praying, Angela Merici was said to have had a grand vision in which angels and maidens descended from heaven and a voice instructed her to found an association of virgins under the guidance of Sr. Ursula. Ursula was a fourth-century virgin and martyr venerated as a protector of women. It took few decades before her dream came true. On November 25,1535, in the company of her followers, Angela Merici formally founded the Order of St. Ursula in a small house near the Church of St. Afra in Brescia. The Order of Ursulines is the first teaching order for women approved by the Church. Italy then was rife with violence and open immorality. St. Angela believed that the formation of Christian women is society's greatest need. St. Angela died on 27th January 1540. As the Church honors this saint on the 27th of this month we seek her intercession and also we thank all the sisters of Urusalan community especially Sr. Rosanne for their ministry and service to the Church.
Fr. Suneesh Mathew
Psalm 16: You Are My Inheritance O Lord
Readings for next weekend, January 30th will be
1st Reading - Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19
2nd Reading - I Corinthians 12:31-13:13
Gospel - Luke 4:21-30
We invite you to read and study these passages for your own reflection as we prepare for the liturgy we will celebrate as a parish community.